Foul Play Press





Neptune Press, LLC is a small independent publisher with an emphasis on books for children (released under the imprint Neptune Kids), traditional mysteries (released under the imprint Foul Play Press) and the Upton Charles-Dog Detective series (released under the imprint Upton Charles)

Please click on the tabs on the nav bar above to see all we have to offer. Neptune Press titles are now available on Kindle.

Here are a few selections offered by Foul Play Press:



How could this possibly happen?


When a convicted murderer, Billy O’Brien, serving two consecutive life sentences, is suddenly released from a maximum security prison due to a clerical error, a massive man-hunt ensues.

Not only are the BPD and Massachusetts State Police trying to find the escaped convict — but so are the FBI and the CIA — and the Mob — each for entirely different reasons. Chris Callahan is a retired Boston homicide detective, who also happens to be O’Brien’s childhood friend… and the officer who put him behind bars.
The entire law enforcement community agrees on only one thing: 
Callahan is the only one who can bring him in…alive.


 “There’s Always Tomorrow is a riveting read of mystery and adventure, very much recommended reading” Midwest Book Review 

                                    AVAILABLE ON KINDLE




Did the perfect company get away with the perfect crime?

They had the perfect business plan. The investors ponied up the millions they needed. The company was humming along on all cylinders. And then one day they disappeared. Along with all their research, files and computers ... and a vial of the deadly Ebola virus that no one knew they had.
Enter Stephen Blackman, a fifty-something burned-out lawyer working his first case as a private investigator. Hired to try and find the missing scientists, Blackman turns up a dead body instead. And when the FBI arrives on the scene Blackman can’t be sure if they’re good guys or bad. But he’s caught up in this high-stakes, high-risk and highly confusing case to find the missing scientists before someone releases the deadly virus on an unsuspecting world. Blackman bounces against the worlds of international espionage, national politics, and high technology in the first of a series featuring a different kind of private eye.


"Simply stated, "Hot Tea...Cold Case" by D. G. Stern is a riveting mystery/suspense story that will seize and hold the reader's total attention from beginning to end. Superbly crafted twists and turns, all leading to an unexpected and climatic conclusion, "Hot Tea...Cold Case" is very highly recommended for mystery fan personal reading lists and will prove to be a popular addition to community library Mystery/Suspense collections." Midwest Book Review


"An impressive debut from a talented new writer." ME Magazine

  
AVAILABLE ON KINDLE





   


     Auto racing is a dangerous sport.  Everyone knows that.
                  
Sometimes people are even killed-usually drivers...So the death of driver, Charles William Tyler Ill wasn't totally unexpected, except that he was stabbed in the back-in bed-in his motor home-at the Citrus Grove Raceway. 

"D.G. captured every bit of the vintage world of racing world.  It's a vivid picture with believable personalities and great cars, and one "who dun it" that will keep you guessing to the very end."  
                                   Jeanette Veitenheimer Lime Rock Park Historic Festival Executive Administrator 

"You have a great understanding of the characters that have passion for the sport and the cars that they race. I enjoyed the book immensely. Great story."
Stephen Page Founder, Chairman and CEO Vintage Racing League

"Stern's sense of dialog and breezy style as well as his occasional spot on observations of the vintage racing scene make for a tough book to put down," Vintage Sports Car


AVAILABLE ON KINDLE


There is almost nothing quite as magnificent as a sunrise, standing
on the seventeenth tee at the Indian Whisper Golf Course, on 
     Little Loggerhead Island, off the coast of Savannah, Georgia. 

    By noon tomorrow the vista will radically change when the 35th 
    annual Concours d' Elegance at Loggerhead opens its doors to 
    about six hundred of the world's most glorious and glamorous 
    motor machines. But when a body is found in the trunk of a 
    beautiful red Mercedes everything comes apart and there's 
    Chaos at the Concours.


"Well-conceived and written. The Bentley Gang were in fine form. Many, many thanks for sharing your passion for all that is “collector cars” with me."
Stephen J. L. Page,Founder & CEO, Racing and Cars
"D. G. Stern masterfully shares with the reader the complicated inner workings of Ballard's thinking, revealing how he determined the motives for the murders and the evidence that led to a conclusion of what happened. It is obvious that Stern is a lover of vintage vehicles; he even has Ballard often residing in a vintage 1955 Airstream Flying Cloud travel trailer. Chaos at the Concours is fast-paced, exciting, and full of D. G. Stern’s red herrings.  If you like murder mysteries, you will appreciate Stern’s work."                                                                                                                                         AuthorsReading.com

"Stern's breezy and almost (but not quite) glib style is simply great fun and we recommend this one to any and all looking for a light novel with a motoring background to the story. It is assuredly a keeper."                                                                                                                                          Vintage Sports Car



  
                                                   AVAILABLE ON KINDLE


The fact that Cosmo Costello, a well-known Central Florida mobster, is killed doesn’t send seismic waves through the law enforcement community except when it is discovered that a rather significant amount of cocaine is missing

Full time automotive journalist and part time special deputy sheriff Thomas Ballard and his significant other, full time Orange County Florida Sheriff’s detective Olivia Nederfield get called into headquarters to identify Costello’s remains. The only apparent clue is a photograph dedicated to the deceased by an aspiring young stock car driver and a calendar with entries coinciding with car races in which he is racing, together with what appears to be payments of significant amounts of money

The next race is at the iconic Daytona Speedway and Olivia and Thomas set off to try and connect the dots…find the killer and find the drugs in the fast paced world of automobile racing


"Let's cut right to the chase, Stern's third Thomas Ballard novel, Panic in the Pits, is even better than his first two-and we loved the first two."                                                                       Vintage Sports Car





COMING SOON

Foul Play Press will be releasing these following titles over the next few months:




AVAILABLE FEBRUARY, 2021


Technically, twins are two children born about the same time from the same mother.  Twins are more common than you’d think–about once in every ninety births.  Twins can be either fraternal or identical.  The former develop when two separate eggs are fertilized at about the same time.  Identical twins are produced as the result of a single fertilized egg splitting in two. Each half develops as a separate fetus, but with identical genes.

There are several additional twin anomalies: including so-called mirror image twins, who are identical, but in reverse. Ryan was the yang to Sean’s ying.  Even though they were identical, they were opposite.  Ryan was right-handed, but Sean was left-handed.  Ryan was an excellent student-not so with Sean.  They were, however, inextricably bound together which is not surprising. There was nothing one wouldn’t do for the other.



                                                      AVAILABLE DECEMBER, 2020

 Many think that Formula One is the apogee of motor racing, 
although lot of NASCAR fans and drivers might disagree. The 
selection of the Cedar Grove Raceway as host track for this year's 
event was feather in the cap of car racing in Central Florida. 

When a member of the track owner's staff is found near the sweeping right hander at the end of the back straightaway, the racing community is shaken up because the cause of death was obviously the result of the bullet hole in his chest.



                                                                           

                                                    AVAILABLE SUMMER, 2021  
    
A vacation is supposed to be relaxing-sun, sand and gentle zephyrs stirring, not stories of lost  luggage, rental cars without air conditioning and long lines at the best restaurants.

That’s what I had intended, but as with all things, that is not what happened. It’s called the Stephen Blackman curse.
                                               
While walking along the pier one beautiful August morning, admiring the gorgeous yachts and beautiful people, sipping a delicious cup of iced tea from Annie’s CafĂ©, Kristen and I notice an older man sitting in the “fighting chair” of a 50 foot something offshore fishing boat-obviously dead.   

        

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Golf has never tasted as good! 
Recipes from America's Finest Clubs-The Southeast


"This is a collector's item and the perfect gift for any avid golfer." Golf Central Magazine

"Entertaining golf buddies for the holidays? This holiday season you can check out ‘Recipes from America’s Finest Clubs'." Golfmedialibrary.com

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